These are original, new and unissued, Combination Scraper Tools, for the US M240B 7.62mm MG. This is the US version of the Belgian MAG58 or the British L7A2 GPMG.
The tools consist of an aluminium alloy body with a fixed handle, and a scraper which is pivoted within the body so that when the fixed and movable handles are squeezed together the hardened steel scrapers project from the body of the tool. The movable handle also has a screwdriver end and additionally has a tool permanantly fixed to it for removing and replacing the extractor of the gun.
The tool is designed for removing (with minimum effort) carbon build up in both the gas cylinder of the gun and the hollow head of the gas piston. To use the tool the handles are moved apart and the tool pushed into the end of the gas cylinder until the large diameter is flush with the end of the cylinder. The handles are then squeezed together and the tool rotated through 360 degrees. 2 or 3 turns is usually all that is required to remove virtually all of the carbon deposits from the expansion chamber - a job which can take 15 minutes using the British issue 'pliers'. To clean the hollow piston head the end scraper is used in a similar fashion.
Although a little bulky compared to the British tool, these are remarkably efficient. I personally aquired one of these several years ago and always kept it in my tool box. When working on GPMGs the tool saved me hours of work and effort and I was always impressed by it - so 'yes' they do work with GPMGs as well!
The tools are in new and unissued condition, although as they have been stored loose in a box there may be small marks on the anodised coating of the body where they have knocked together.
Unit of sale 1 tool. NATO Stock Number; 4933-00-033-1503. Stock No GPMG 22.
US M240B (GPMG), Combination Scraper Tool - New
- Product Code: GPMG 22
- Availability: 150